I confess, I am not really a thrifty person. I am the person that always gravitates towards the most expensive thing in the shop even before I know its price.
So, if Anna's Thrifty Tuesday encourages some more thriftiness in my life, that has to be a good thing.
Here are three things I love which cost no more than $25 all up. I have them in our main bathroom, and that way the children can look at their serene faces when they brush their teeth.
I bought these about 2 years ago from the local Chinese 'junk' store for $10 each. They have that wonderful exotic 1940's Shanghai look to them. They are quite small, only about 9 cm across, so whoever painted those features has a delicate hand.
They sit on the bathroom bench with this:
I bought this on our honeymoon many many years ago in the market in the centre of Istanbul. It cost $4.50. I don't know what the material on the top is but I love the carving. This is also quite small, about 7 cm across.
One day, when I have a dressing table, I can use them for ring storage. But at the moment, they give me quite a lot of pleasure as they are.